Saturday, 22 May 2010

Waverley goes for a paddle!

With just a week to go to the start of the 2010 season, Waverley sailed downriver from Glasgow to the mouth of Loch Long on Friday 21st May. Some photos from her afternoon out are below. Hopefully the trip to and around Oban, next weekend, will get similar glorious weather, apart from the mist on the lower firth which impeded shots of her around Loch Long.

 Waverley approaches Braehead 

Heading down past BAE Scotstoun yard
(I liked the wiggly funnel reflection in this photo!)

 Off Helensburgh 1
(I assume this was setting the compass time)

 Off Helensburgh 2

Off Helensburgh 3
(Note difference in toilet window arrangements between Port and Starboard)
Off Helensburgh 4
Off Roseneath and now heading for Loch Long

After several circuits off the mouth of Loch Long in the mist,
Waverley heads for home past Kilcreggan pier

Here's hoping for great weather and a great 2010 season 
for this grand old lady, who continues to battle the odds

Charles McCrossan

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